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The Greenman

The Greenman is an 18th-century former coaching inn that underwent a major refurbishment in 2018. It has been transformed into a fantastic town centre pub and restaurant serving carefully prepared, locally sourced seasonal food alongside classic cask ales and a nicely chosen wine list.

Run by Pete and Laura Dale – previously the driving force behind Ashbourne’s acclaimed Dining Room (a score of 5 in the Good Food Guide and a spot in the top 100 restaurants in the UK) – this pub cures, smokes, preserves, butchers and bakes in house, sourcing many ingredients from within 35 miles of Ashbourne.

On our visit – a family Sunday lunch – the place was bustling. We enjoyed drinks in the bar, ordered our food and were then shown to our table in front of the open kitchen. The cooking impressed – beef done to pink perfection, deliciously unusual veg accompaniments and delightfully light horseradish crème fraiche.

There is a buzz about this pub and with its lively, ambitious team, chances are this vibrancy will continue.

The Greenman is a good choice for all sorts of occasions – whether it’s just drinks, Sunday dinners, snacks (truffled mac and cheese bites or paté de maison for example) or special events.

NB. The pub is located next to a pay-and-display car park.

By Stephanie Walsh, Derbyshire correspondent
Photos: Clive Booth

Useful info
10 St John St, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1GH
01335 346040

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